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175 Gigawatts of Power from Renewable Energy Resources; Power Ministry Launches Report

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Jibran Nazir | Lokesh Goswami

Ministry of Power, today released a report on the ‘Pathways to integrate 175 Gigawatts of renewable energy into India’s Electric grid’ in collaboration with USAID.

The report is product of a study carried out by jointly by NREL, POSOCO and Berkeley Lab regarding India’s power scenario. The study focused on integrating 175 Gigawatts of power from different renewable energy sources produced at minimum production costs.

Speaking on the occasion, Piyush Goyal, MoS Power, Coal, New & Renewable energy and Mines said, that India is moving towards setting global benchmarks in the Power sector. “By taking up the initiative, India has shown its commitment towards sustainable development and greener world.”

“As we are moving towards new India, it is also important to design a new sustainable energy grid for new India and that could only be possible with renewable sources,” he said, “It is the time all of us (grid managers, grid organisers and consumers of power) need to be sensitized towards the energy resources.”

Thanking the USAID, Goyal said, “India and US shares a robust relationship and I thank USAID for their support and continues engagement in making it possible to practically conceptualise on how to harness renewable energy resources to generate 175 Gigawatts of power in India.

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